The Art of Racing in the Rain
A NovelLarge Print - 2008
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JCLDebbieF Feb 27, 2017
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
JCLGreggW Nov 17, 2014
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SaraEOPL Mar 04, 2014
One of the books I recommend most, because I love it and because I think lots of different types of people would like it. My husband liked it because he thought it was about racing. I like it because I think it’s about families navigating through obstacles on the road of life.
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Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver
Evaluating his life on the eve of his death, atypical canine Enzo considers the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift, has made in his pursuit of becoming a professional race car driver, the painful custody battle between Denny and his in-laws, and the dog's own efforts to preserve the Swift family.
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A tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs - he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs' a philospher with a nearly human soul (and a obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television and listening carefully to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up and coming race car driver. Now in his twightly years, Enzo finds himself thinking back on his life with the Swift family, reflecting on all he has learned about the human conditions and how life, like racing, is about so much more than simply going fast.
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There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.